Accounting : Emily Griffith Technical College

Accounting

We have full-time and part-time start dates throughout the year! Give us a call at 720-423-4700 to find out when our next available start date is.

Helping businesses make decisions. Managing business finances. Running payroll and accounts payable/receivable. With a certificate in Accounting, you can get started on your career in business. 

At Emily Griffith, our evening hybrid program will give you the skills you need to work a variety of accounting and business jobs. Our instructor tailors content to make sure it meets your needs.

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

High-demand career: Bookkeepers and accounting assistants are always in high demand. 
Want more information? Get the Accounting Program Flyer and the Accounting Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Accounting Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Accounting program use their certificate to up their business knowledge at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bookkeeper
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Night Auditor

Other potential career paths include jobs in hospitality, banks and credit unions, oil and gas companies, government agencies, insurance agencies, research and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and more. 

Business & Office Professionals
$4,761
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
9 Months
Full-time program length
1/06/2021
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting

Introduces accounting fundamentals with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 102 Fdn of Accounting Hands-on Lab

This course covers the practical lab portion of the Fundamentals of Accounting course. The lab demonstrates the recording of accounting information discussed in ACC 101 with emphasis on the procedures and practices used in business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, including end-of-period reporting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 115 Payroll Accounting

Studies federal and state employment laws and their effects on personnel and payroll records. The course is non-technical and is intended to give students a practical working knowledge of the current payroll laws and actual experience in applying regulations. Students are exposed to computerized payroll procedures.

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ACC 121 Accounting Principles I

This course introduces accounting principles for understanding the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices for business organizations. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, and plant and intangible asset accounting.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
ACC 245 Computerized Acct Prof Pkg

Integrates accounting principles and practices with a computerized accounting package such as Peachtree, DacEasy, or other professional package. Emphasizes computerized functions of the general ledger and integrated accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and payroll systems.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 115 Introduction to Business

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

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BUS 217 Business Communication & Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: No upcoming starts available.
MAR 160 Customer Service

Enables students to learn the relationship of self to customers, problem solve and understand the importance of communicating with customers. Specific emphasis is given to managing customer expectations by building customer rapport and creating positive outcomes.

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EMILY’S STORIES


“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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